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CS/SB 646: Child Welfare

GENERAL BILL by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs ; Book ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Rader

Child Welfare; Specifying the rights of children and young adults in out-of-home care; requiring the Florida Children’s Ombudsman to serve as an autonomous entity within the department for certain purposes; requiring that a case plan be developed in a face-to-face conference with a caregiver of a child under certain circumstances; requiring a caseworker to provide information about subsidies provided by early learning coalitions to caregivers of certain children; providing additional requirements for the licensure and operation of family foster homes, residential child-caring agencies, and child-placing agencies, etc.

Effective Date: 10/1/2019
Last Action: 5/3/2019 Senate - Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/31/2019 Senate • Filed
    2/15/2019 Senate • Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 79
    2/25/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 03/04/19, 3:30 pm, 301 Senate Building
    3/4/2019 Senate • CS by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 159
    3/5/2019 Senate • Introduced -SJ 79
    • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
    3/7/2019 Senate • Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
    • CS by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs read 1st time -SJ 192
    4/4/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, 04/04/19, 12:30 pm, 412 Knott Building --Not Considered
    5/3/2019 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services

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  • CS/SB 646, Committee Substitute 1 (Current Bill Version) Posted 3/5/2019 at 2:45 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services (Pre-Meeting) 4/3/2019 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 823 (c1) Child Welfare Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee Similar Last Action: 5/3/2019 H Died in Health and Human Services Committee

    Citations - Statutes (10)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    39.4085 Legislative findings and declaration of intent for goals for dependent children. Page 3 (pdf)
    39.4088 Page 8 (pdf)
    39.6011 Case plan development. Page 10 (pdf)
    39.6013 Case plan amendments. Page 25 (pdf)
    39.604 Rilya Wilson Act; short title; legislative intent; child care; early education; preschool. Page 13 (pdf)
    39.701 Judicial review. Page 14 (pdf)
    409.145 Care of children; quality parenting; “reasonable and prudent parent” standard. Page 18 (pdf)
    409.175 Licensure of family foster homes, residential child-caring agencies, and child-placing agencies; public records exemption. Page 22 (pdf)
    409.1753 Foster care; duties. Page 24 (pdf)
    409.988 Lead agency duties; general provisions. Page 24 (pdf)

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  • SB 646, Original Filed Version Posted 1/31/2019 at 4:47 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (Pre-Meeting) 3/5/2019 (pdf)
    Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (Post-Meeting) 3/5/2019 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 823 Child Welfare Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee Identical Last Action: 5/3/2019 H Died in Health and Human Services Committee

    Committee Amendments (2)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    205506 - Amendment
    Delete lines 86 - 179 and insert:
    Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
    (Book)
    3/1/2019
    2:26 PM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    3/4/2019
    Web Page
    PDF
    643980 - Amendment
    Delete lines 309 - 317 and insert:
    Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
    (Book)
    3/1/2019
    2:26 PM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    3/4/2019
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    3/4/2019 3:30 PM Children, Families, and Elder Affairs 6 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (10)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    39.4085 Legislative findings and declaration of intent for goals for dependent children. Page 3 (pdf)
    39.4088 Page 8 (pdf)
    39.6011 Case plan development. Page 10 (pdf)
    39.6013 Case plan amendments. Page 25 (pdf)
    39.604 Rilya Wilson Act; short title; legislative intent; child care; early education; preschool. Page 13 (pdf)
    39.701 Judicial review. Page 14 (pdf)
    409.145 Care of children; quality parenting; “reasonable and prudent parent” standard. Page 18 (pdf)
    409.175 Licensure of family foster homes, residential child-caring agencies, and child-placing agencies; public records exemption. Page 22 (pdf)
    409.1753 Foster care; duties. Page 24 (pdf)
    409.988 Lead agency duties; general provisions. Page 24 (pdf)

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